The Sea Is Watching details
|Starring:||Nagiko Tono, Masatoshi Nagase|
|Genres:||Drama, Romance, World Cinema|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Sea Is Watching
|Run time:||1 hour 55 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Jun 2004|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish|
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The sea is watchingBy onepartofone from bristol , 10 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]If you expect it to be a Kurasawa film you may get disappointed, but than again, it is not a Kurasawa film. The factor of realism is great, impressive visually (isnt it what a cinema is all about). I loved it it is a very "kind" movie.
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if the sea can watch it - so can youBy papatez (330 reviews) from folkestone , 16 Jul 2011If you are going to be a fan of Japanese movies you have to learn to stick with it for a while because they seem to like drawing things out a bit. This film is no exception and it does drag in places but is a beautifully produced film that is well worth the wait.
Didnt quite make itBy a customer from England , 21 May 2011Felt that overall it was just a little amurterish. A little AMDRAM. Pity really, I looked forward to it.
better second time roundBy PandK (2 reviews) from Bristol , 21 Jan 2011I think the reason why i, P, enjoyed this film much more during the second viewing is because i could appreciate the extent of detail and care given to the creation of every aspect of this film.
Somehow, too, i was no longer annoyed with the characters!
It seems that in between viewings i had gotten over my cultural prejudices and biases and could now simply relish a lovinly nurtured and sumptuous Japanese work of art. I feel it really needs to be taken on its own terms and in this way it can become an absorbing experience. Otherwise, viewers may feel (as i did the first time around) that it is mainly superficial and pretty.
For me, the sea of the title seems to stand in for death (possibly Kurosawa's?) and having this in mind the surprising and bizarre ending seems to reflect the madness and struggle involved in attempting to confront the thought of non-existence.
My Japanese wife, K, watched it once and thought it only deserved 3 stars - in particular she thought there was bad choice of actresses for the main parts.
The Sea is WatchingBy a customer from Newtown , 25 Jan 2010Not one for those who like lots of action, but a most beautiful film visually and some great character development giving the context of the women's situations and the social hierarchy of Japan at this period. Well worth your time.
Story of dreams and loveBy a customer from Harrow , 19 Jul 2009A superbly written peice of Japanese literature based on the ordinary lives of people during the Edo period. Every character has its own story to tell that wonderfully portrays the lives of people constrained under the Japanese class system.